Plein Air Painting in Oxford today with North Mississippi Plein Air Painters. Sold “Looking Back” 12 x 16, oil
To register for any of these workshops, email Susan:
I will be judging this show and demoing at this Plein Air event on May 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM in Adamsville, TN. Contact Lisa Engle to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
This 1 day workshop will explore different ways that various, well known portrait artists begin portraits, as well as 3 critical keys to getting likeness.
This workshop will be primarily instructional based with teaching and demoing by Susan. Students will participate through various exercises to apply what they learn.
To register, email Susan: email@example.com
I am excited to announce that my recent painting, “Acorn Soup”, was juried into the 2nd Annual American Impressionist Society- Impressions Small Works Showcase. This show will be held March 23 through April 21, 2018, in the Greenwich House Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. The opening reception is Friday, March 23 from 5-9 PM with AIS Master Kenn Backhaus as the judge of awards.
This painting, “Acorn Soup”, was begun as a demo in my recent 3 day workshop at “Dorroh Lake” campgrounds during the beautiful, cool, fall time of the year, and has a story behind the unusual name.
I brought this copper pot to the workshop to demo a still life, but I did not have a full plan for what the set up would be. As I began to set it up, I decided to walk out onto the grounds of the campsite where we were retreating for the workshop. I headed out across the grassy area out to the edge of the tree line where an old, beautiful oak tree stood with varied colors of large leaves displaying their colors. I broke off various limbs, and in the process noticed large, beautiful acorns scattered on the ground, so I grabbed a few of those, too. As I walked back inside, a flashback of my childhood came to mind. When I was about 5 years old, I had a “playhouse” to “cook” in. Mom would give me her old pie pans and scratched spoons, and I would pick “herbs” (grass), and get flour (sand) and sometimes add flavoring (bubble gum), to make “Bubblegum Soup.” So naturally, as I set up my still life, I decided to name it, “Acorn Soup,” as a nod to the simple, wonderful, days where anything is possible.
Students painting from photo with instruction
Students painting a still life with instruction
My 1st still life Demo
My 2nd still life Demo